Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:19:58 -0800
Detroit Tigers DH/1B Victor Martinez could be used at catcher early in the 2015 season. If 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is ready for the beginning of the season, Martinez will be used at catcher during the road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates April 13-15. If Cabrera is out, V-Mart will be at first base. The Tigers play seven more games in National League parks without the designated hitter in 2015. Martinez could catch in a couple of those to keep his bat in the lineup.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:08:35 -0800
Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos is working with defensive coordinator Matt Martin in Texas this offseason. "Last year was (about) the actual groundball catching," Castellanos said. "This year is a lot more (about) quickness, working on my range, lateral movement." Ten of his 15 errors last season were on fielding attempts, but four of his five throwing errors came after Aug. 17.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:09:50 -0800
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:33:34 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila could see a fair amount of time batting second in the lineup, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus noted few Tigers get on base as much as Avila against right-handed pitchers.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:52:43 -0800
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:04:06 -0800
Former Detroit Tigers SS Alan Trammell will report to the club's spring training camp when position players arrive and remain there until camp is over. He is expected to spend much of his time working with SS Jose Iglesias and 2B Ian Kinsler.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:57:04 -0800
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:54:10 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team wanted to re-sign INF/OF Don Kelly this offseason. However, he decided to sign with the Miami Marlins instead because he felt he had a better chance of making their 25-man roster.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:48:01 -0800
Detroit Tigers INFs Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine will both gain experience playing the outfield during spring training, as they compete for a super-utility job on the team's bench, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:23:27 -0800
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez and C Alex Avila could see playing time at first base if 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is unable to play at the beginning of the regular season, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:23:26 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) said he has been cleared for all physical activities and will not have any restrictions during spring training. Avila said he did not consider retirement even though he suffered what is believed to be at least three concussions last season.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:17:21 -0800
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) appears to have the confidence of manager Brad Ausmus and the organization. He is expected to be ready for spring training and reclaim the everyday shortstop role, as the Tigers have not made any offseason moves to address the shortstop position.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:28:56 -0800
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